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at the bit. quick. >> it will drive money into the united states. fuel are rally and strengthen the dollar. >> i got you. okay so tell strengthen the dollar over what sort of time frame? >> it will and the risk spread that people are talking about with the risk of corporate bonds going up, i don't see it in the market. bond prices are not falling. >> okay good last thought. catch you down the road. certainly a market ahead by 72 points. we have about 45 points to go. apple earnings obviously in focus coming right after the bell and texas instruments obviously going to be closely watched as well. >> that's right and apple shares are hire right now ahead of its first quarter earnings report but should you be buying or selling the stock ahead of those results? answers in just a moment. >> and banking analyst dick bove warns that the stock market could crash if president obama gets his way on financial reform. ee will tell us exactly why coming up. >>> and then coming up after the bell, cnbc is your home for earnings central. ow expert team will bring us instant analysis. those results from ap
, if you're a caterpillar for example, or united technologies. but pretty muted growth in the united states and primarily moving stocks around today. finally wanted to note, big volume in toyota motors as you would expect here. by the way, people who make that accelerator petal, cts, automotive parts suppliers they are working with toyota on that but that stock is down here today as well. scott, how are we looking on at nasdaq where i am sure it is all apple. >> good for about half of a percent or so. clearly as bob mentioned, though, the focus is on apple with the release of the ipad. take a look, shares are up 1.5% right now but some the speck, jim goldman in the next hour of the "closing bell," will give you a complete wrap of how steve jobs unveiled this device out in california, but nonetheless here it is, 1/2 inch thick. the big deal and the that the stock is now positive because it was negative is that cost down at the bottom starting at $499. in fact, take a look at an intraday chart, because as this thing was first announced it took a long time to get to what the price was going to
right now, the united states, the nation that pioneered the use of clean energy, is being outpaced by nations around the world. it's china that has launched the largest effort in history to make their economy energy efficient. we spearheaded the development of solar technology, but we fallen behind countries, like germany and japan, in producing it. and in almost all of the batteries that we used to power our hybrid cars are manufactured in asia. though the steps like the one that we're taking today are beginning to produce more of these batteries here at home. now, i welcome and am pleased to see a real competition emerging around the world to develop these kinds of clean energy technologies. competition is what fuels innovation but i don't want america to lose that competition. i don't want the industry's that yield the jobs tomorrow that are built overseas. i don't want the technology that will transform the way we use energy to be invented abroad. i want the united states of america to be what it has always been, and that is a leader, the leader when it comes to a clean energy
engineers to real engineers. there are so many parts of the industrial base in the united states that are ready and right to be deployed more sufficient there efficiently and yet not ready. >> clark, david, thank you very much. michelle, back to you. >>> ford had great news today. the car company report the its first profit in four years. at the same time rival toyota extended its massive recall to china and europe. cnbc's phil lebeau is in dearborn, michigan, with all of the details on the two companies. phil? >> reporter: michelle another, been three years since alan mulally took over in ford and in those three years he promised that eventually the company would get back in the blackwell it is back in the black. the earnfrgts fourth quarter, 17. cents better know that the street was expecting. revenue, about $2 billion than wall street was forecasting. for ford, this is proof that the moves that alan mulally made as ceo are paying off. here's what he had to say earlier today on "power lunch." >> the guidance we gave today, phil, was exactly that, that not only would be profitab
and also speak with the united states chief technology officer, anesh chopra about the obama's efforts to keep america ahead when it comes to innovation. but first, let's check out what investors are gearing up for as we enter the important employment report part of the month. we're getting those numbers tomorrow. simon hobbs is at the new york stock exchange looking at that angle. hi, simon. >> reporter: hello, maria, looking good there. it is amazing. a lot of people are suggesting that this is the year of stock picking and boy pick the stocks like ge, up over 6%, courtesy of jpmorgan. bank of america up over 4%, courtesy of credit suisse. it's market wants to rally where it sees opportunities. general dynamic awaiting the employment report tomorrow. don't need ne tell you about it. everyone is talking about it. the latest from reuters consensus is no change on that december report tomorrow. we thought we'd get on average on a consensus estimate a loss of 8,000. later in the program we will talk to one of the most upbeat people within wall street who believes you could actually get a
gas infrastructure throughout world, asia, middle east, united states and part of what i like about it is it did not do very well in 2008 because people were concern about 2009 -- sorry, we're in 2010 now. and people were concerned about spending and i think huge spending on both water and some of coal which you may not like environmentally but at least they're trying to do some cleaner versions of it so i like them for the year and i like that sector. >> which parts of the world? i mean you said it is global and got operations pretty much everywhere. where does itting in particular? >> it doesn't. a lot in the middle east, does both water structure, i think does some desalination plants and it also does coal, gasification plants, liquefied natural gas, which is very big in asia as well as in the news. >> so it sounds like got a pretty strong green component, of course will be a big theme, i'm guessing, betting for this year. >> yes. >> broad com. >> broadcom oddly enough i like because i like apple and you may ask why not just buying apple? the problem with apple is everyone buys a
, relative to u.s. companies. if we're going to create jobs here in the united states, we're going to have to export to china, we're going to export our idea, intellectual property and i know that's an important -- that job's creation aspect is important here in the u.s. and we're working with government and everybody else on that dimension. >> steve, let me get your take on what's going on today. there obviously was a hacking situation, major story for google. and there's a report out from mcafee right now that says that google hackers exploited a flaw in the internet explorer to break into the network of google as well as other companies. researchers from mcafee are saying that. what do you know about this and the internet explorer? >> i know that the report exists and i know that we've got a great team of people who respond realtime. you know the cyberattacks and occasional vulnerabilities are a way of life. if the issues with us, of course, we'll work through it with all of the important parents. >> in terms of next steps, how are you approaching this? >> well, we approach -- this is n
secretary locke just said the united states is troubled by the cyberintrusion. that google and others are reporting. but there could be winners for investors in the battle. joining me now is brian kelly, conundrum capital's president. i love in which the way that you boiled it down, to some very simple analysis. let's work through the scenarios that you lay out, if we may -- >> sure. >> -- on google's staying in or leaving china. >> well, i think first of all, you have to think this is a pretty brilliant move on google's part. i see it in two different ways. either google stays in china, own the only way stay in china, based on their threat, is if china backs down and allows them to have a little bit more control over the censorship. in that sense, then google becomes the premier search engine in china. now the other side of the coin is, google completely leaves china and they, then, what they do is they force the chinese government to say, hey you know what, de facto baidu's search engine is not as good as google's. so they basically the japanese government say that their competition
a smartphone out in the united states. and that at&t would in fact be its carrier and as of today we now have those details. in fact at&t's first android phone will be an entry from dell. the dell mini 3 and that should also, as i said, be available this spring. now for at&t it's another smartphone entry on really what seems to be an already crowded network. the company says its 3g buildout is going very smoothly and doing very well. dell's news of course means that android is available officially on every wireless network in the united states and that is very good news for google. of course the company behind the android operating system. still it's not clear how much of a competitive threat dell will be with its smartphone entry. a company that is rather johnny come lately to all of this. we'll see how it all plays out. but bigger news is the big push by at&t, as far as the android operating system is concerned. those five new handsets and now of course supporting palm and the web o.s. we'll keep an eye on the details and bring them to you as they continue to develop. that's it from here at
at is an ongoing process of debt deflation in the united states to a lesser extent in europe. he may not be taking into account what is happening in china, a massive amount of credit expansion. the concern about a more intensified debt deflation, the jury is still out on that. we are aware of that, we are following trends in credit. we don't see anything in the data that would cause us to follow his lead. we are mindful of what he is saying and watching that data carefully as it comes across. >> rich weigh in on what has happened in the market. what triggered the selloff? >> in part a continuation of last week where the s&p 500 market calculation lost $400 billion. the fact is after last year trajectory the s&p went from under 700 to over 1,100 from last march. we are in a chopping period. folks seem very much on the economy, looking at higher unemployment, washington not giving a full endorsement to ben bernanke's reconfirmation. a lot of uncertainty going forward. >> at this point then kevin, how would you play this? i mean prechter recommended safety but we
in communications that have been well reinforced by other markets especially the united states funding vehicles. if you like risk appetite and change your dynamic of a little to a lot i watch these. i emphasize those steep the slope higher, i still believe there is much more rich emphasis on how they can perform of all of 2010. >> michael, let me ask you this, as far as participating in the growth, through etfs, commodity plays? how is the best way to participate for the growth out of those regions. >> sector plays into those type of areas can be difficult but the most rewarding. i have no problems using the index themselves. to composites, especially in taiwan. the basket of all the major companies comprised in that index. down in south africa. only 40 companies but mining will produce much more down there because they were the last country to go into a recession. i'm looking at larger baskets, preferably the index. if you do that, you get a little bit more of a bang for your buck if the currency performing well. versus the dollar all the ones mentioned will follow that path. they've showed me
outside of the united states with biogen idic, in addition, elan makes this drug, ticker eln, for acorda therapeutics. has won new approval for its new fda drug. >> my, thanks so much. hard to believe that we're already about 1/5 of the way through earnings season. back with us now, a look, we need the number, cnbc's matt nesto, doing the old number crunching. >> reporter: yeah, we're going to call it the earnings/learning curve, maria. >> okay. >> reporter: take a look at the performance of the s&p, alcoa to date, you're down almost 5% during the fourth quarter earnings season. of course it's worsened up here in the last hour. but take a look at the scorecard according to thompson/reuter 92 members of the s&p 500 insofar. so far the earnings are up 193%. that is actually a little bit better than expected. 78% have beat estimates by an average margin of 21%. and the materials, the industrials and the financials are proving to be twice as likely to actually miss their estimates. if you look at market performance, not earnings performance, the groups that are winning are the health care an
. so the opportunity to migrate like the united states you at 50%, 60%, 70% is consumer spending in the u.s. >> but do you see an impact, if we were to see the chinese government pulling further in terms of bank lending? is that going to put something of a damper on the consumer in terms of her spending? >> naturally, it could. however, it's the chinese government's been very strategic. it's, as you know, it's a command-led economy. and we do believe the market's going to continue to flourish and brands like coach will flourish along with it. >> what's the weaker area right now? is it still europe? >> it's japan actually. >> japan. >> for luxury goods. the market actually fell in calendar 2009 by 15% to 20%. we actually enjoyed increased market share but it was a struggle because we have to take shares from other people. our sales were basically even. >> you just mentioned the poppy brand. tell me why that's important. >> it's a light-spirited collection that appeals to a younger consumer. where we've been underrepresented. and it has legs. it's going to be a multiyear plat form.
their position backed by their governments, the banks in the united states are decreasing in size because their government has taken an antibanking stance. that antibanking stance is not going to help the u.s. economy in any way, shape or form. >> all right, gentlemen, thank you. enjoy your long weekend. gear up. we've got a busy week ahead next time. >> yes we do. >> thanks so much. >> scott, over to you. >> okay, sue, thanks so much. >>> we've been hearing throughout the day today how financial firms are doing their part in that haiti relief effort. i just want to update everybody that the nyse euro nex is donating to that relief effort. 20 minutes to go before the closing bell. the dow jones industrial average is just showing a 99-point loss. off of the worst levels of the day. clearly nasdaq is under pressure and really has been throughout the day on the back of a pretty good report, sue, from intel after the bell yesterday. nonetheless, it's a sell on the news picture here today. >> yeah, it sure it. the volatility index is really surged today. it had been doing so well. but it's up
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